Awesome Note in Review – Well on the way to awesome + 2 Promo Codes!

awesomenotes1I’m a bit of an app fiend, especially for productivity type apps. Despite already having tried some great note apps, and having settled on Momo, I couldn’t resist getting my hands on Awesome Note. The icon fairly well jumped out at me, and looking at the screenshots, I was thinking I really shouldn’t spend that money. Nonetheless, I carefully looked over the app description – it didn’t sync to any online services, have a passcode lock, or live email, URL, and phone number links. Actually, it currently doesn’t have a lot of other features either, though the passcode lock and ability to sync online are my requirements for a note app. I sent an email off to the developers (BRID), and they promptly told me that these features are in the works and coming in the next update. I was sold, and downloaded it to see just how “awesome” this app really is.

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Firstly, the app icon is pretty much all pastel colors, not that I’m a pastel kind of guy, but the colors were well put together. A pastel tan cover with Awesome Note written on the cover, and organizing tabs in differing pastel colors. Definintely looks great on my screen.

The opening screen is a simple dark wood floor, with the folder icons, quick memos, and new note icons laid out in a user friendly interface. It all looks classy. There’s a choice of ten icons for the folder tabs that range from a purple flower, a cup of coffee, a lightbulb, a checklist paper and so forth. They all fit the app theme well. As for the folder colors, there are just four to choose from. Personally, I’d like to see even more, though it’s actually sufficient since only four folders are displayed per screen. And very much like the iDevice home screen, swiping it takes you to the next set of folders, which makes good use of the real estate while keeping the esthetics in check.

awesomenotes2Now for the notesheets/themes themselves. They are all artistically done, and all look great. They vary from awesome notesheets like: the VW bug with the Eiffel Tower, a pic of photos on walls with a couple of postage stamps on the side, a plain black wetsuit looking material, a zebra like light grey stripes on even paler grey, simple tan notes, two flowery notes (one a light blue sheet with bubbles and flowers in lighter blue to the side, and the other a pink sheet with two roses on the bottom and vines on the side). In short, a few themes I’d use, several that are artistic but somehow bland, and definitely two that were aimed at the fairer sex.

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Along the bottom, there are some function buttons on each sheet: Previous note, next note, email note, text style, cylcle through notesheet styles, send to folder, and delete note.

The next two features I had a gander at were quicknote and new note. New note, as the name implies, just makes a new note; while quicknote has four windows to make a quick note on, with three functions at the bottom: font, save as note, and clear. Now comparing the speed and ease of pulling up quicknote vs new note, I’d definitely have to say new note takes that by a narrow margin, simply because the keyboard pops up right after entering the new note screen; so the advantage of quicknote is…not at all apparent to me.

That’s pretty much everything Awesome Note does at the moment. It works, and it’s without argument the most visually pleasing note app I’ve tried yet.

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One function that would make Awesome Note even more user friendly is a screen that shows all the different themes in thumbnails, very much like the notes in thumbnails you see when you open up an individual folder. Currently, cycling through the themes one by one takes too long.

Since the features I need (password lock and online syncing) are on the way in the very next update, I’ve resorted to only storing non-sensitive notes on the app for the time being. The other planned feature that I look forward to are even more sheet styles. Otherwise, the visual variety and theme of the app I have nothing but praise for. Here’s what’s in store for the new update that is awaiting approval from the App Store:

  • Backup and Restore notes with Google Docs
  • Import and Export notes you select with Google Docs
  • Optional Password Protection feature for each folder
  • More color options for folders
  • More icons for folders

As it stands, I’d say if you simply want a note taking app with superb visuals, and you don’t need to search notes or have  linkable URLs, phone numbers and emails, you definitely won’t be disappointed with the app. With all the new features that will be implemented shortly, Awesome Note could very well become one of the best note apps around.

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App Summary
Title:Awesome Notes (v1.1)Developer:BRID
Price:$3.99App Size:4.6 MB
  • Visually great
  • Awesome icon (important!)
  • Some great notesheets styles
  • Foundation has been built for a very solid note taking app.
  • No online sync
  • No search
  • Limited sheet styles
  • No passcode lock
  • Cyclng through sheet styles could be faster

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  • Louis

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    We have two codes to giveaway for Awesome Note. Leave a comment and we’ll be randomly picking two winners on Aug 4th @ 4pm EST. Good Luck!
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  • Nico75

    Looks like a good app for me to take care of all my activities. I forget alot of stuff so this would really help me.

  • joshua arnao

    this looks awesome! would love to get if for free.

  • Daniel

    This could be my instant replacement for iPhone’s default Notes app. It’s beautiful and has the potential to become *the* Notes application with the upcoming features.

  • leeac

    This is lovely. Will be a very useful, hope to get it.

  • Alok

    Seems like a cool app, hope I win!
    -Alok

  • radsauce

    wow! this looks like an amazing app!

  • Pranav Dongre

    Hey! This is really awesome that i read this! U know its really strange cuz i was just looking up the app store recently and i came across this app! And i really really liked it a lot!
    I have loads of stuff that keep coming up in my daily routine and life that i find it really difficult keeping a tab on everything and i tend to forget most of the stuff most of the time!

    So i was just glancing through and reading the description of this app and seeing the screen shots and i must say it looked really really handy! I would really love to have this and would help me a LOT!! The interface is highly highly simple to use and understand and overall it is very easy on the eyes! Everything is right in front of you just as you want it in a very very systematic and organized manner!

    However since i cannot pay for the apps that i download i could not download this one!
    I would be really really grateful if i could get this app cuz it would really help me a LOT!

    A fantastic app to have on you at all times to just note down what all you havto do and make quick notes! Fantastic!

  • http://www.twitter.com/rhenzhen RHENZHEN

    That’s app looks nice. Very useful application. I hope, I win. THANKS! @RHENZHEN

  • goldone

    This app seems to have lot of visual appeal while serving it’s intended function. I wouldn’t mind having it.

  • @DimerHunton

    I enjoyed reading that. Thank you for the insightful review.

  • http://loneplacebo.weebly.com tony

    The app sure looks mighty pretty. Not too fanatic about the post-its.

  • mrholder

    Thanks for the chance to win. I like the UI on this.

  • Chiffa

    Looks great. I’ve been searching for some a good app to replace the stock note app. If only it could sync with ms outlook.

  • atseng

    I have been following this app since day 1. The looks of the program is extremely polished. I vote that developer should give TouchMyApps a few more copies to distribute as the review enabled more users to become aware of the program!

    Hope I can win this & or developer can put the app on sale!

  • JoseMartin

    I really need a new notes app and I don’t need all the functions that other more expensive apps have so this might be the solution. Thanks for the review!

  • Jebus

    Looks great! Nice review- the proposed updates sound really good too.

    I’m interested in trying it out.

  • Kent

    What I like most about this app is the different background views. It won’t be boring looking at the standard yellow pad with this one.

  • Carla

    This app look great! I really need something like this it will be so useful!

  • mosaki

    I would love to use this app! Hope I win. Thank you.

  • mikeman118

    This looks really cool! I’d love to win. Thanks!

  • Louis

    Congrats to JoseMartin and Pranav for winning a code to Awesome Note. Hope you both will make good use of it :)

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  • Ville

    Pretty nice notes app with a stupid name.

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  • http://www.ConnectionsGroups.com Sue

    I love AWESOME notes! It woud be great if you could output the one with a “due date” to iCal.

    Also… more backgrounds and icons would be great (maybe allow people to upload their own so they could use someone’s photo as the icon).

    Later… you could add an AUDIO file note taking system so you could attach an audio file… or even email one to someone.

    But it is a GREAT app just the way it is… it’s so visually pretty you WANT to get in there and see your “to do” list.

    Keep up the good work!

    Sue
    sc (at) ConnectionsGroups.com
    407-275-2956

  • Leslie Picker

    Awesome Notes is truly wonderful. I love the ability to look at a week and also the month view, which you can’t do with ICal. (ICal only has “dots” where you have made appointments.) I will find Awesome Notes TOTALLY exceptional when I can sync it with my ICal.

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